The Metaphysics and Ethics of Death: New Essays

The Metaphysics and Ethics of Death: New Essays

by James Stacey Taylor (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199751136
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 11/04/2013
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

James Stacey Taylor is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at The College of New Jersey. He primarily writes on autonomy theory, and the metaphysics of death, as well as on how these theoretical issues relate to matters of practical ethical concern.

Table of Contents

Introduction - James Stacey Taylor

Section I: Classical Approaches to Death and their Critics
The Damage of Death: Incomplete Arguments and False Consolations - Martha C. Nussbaum
The harm of death in Cicero's first Tusculan disputation - James Warren
Epicurus on the Value of Death - Kai Draper

Section II: Death, and the Value of Death
The Evil of Death One More Time: Parallels between Time and Space - Harry S. Silverstein,
Adaptation - Steven Luper
Death and Desires - Ben Bradley and Kris McDaniel
Kripke's Moses - Palle Yourgrau
Concepts of Value and Our Thinking about Death - Stephen E. Rosenbaum

Section III: Posthumous Harm
The Vulnerability of the Dead - Geoffrey Scarre
Welfare and Harm After Death - Barbara Baum Levenbook

Section IV: Death and Bioethics
Doing Posthumous Harm - John Harris
Suicide: A Qualified Defense - David Benatar
Brain Injury and Survival - Walter Glannon


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